Stewed Rhubarb With Orange and Ginger In The Thermomix

 Rhubarb has been a brekkie favourite since I was a wee girl. Mum always grew loads of rhubarb in the garden in East Lothian, Scotland. She still does.

thermomix stewed rhubarb and ginger

We used to pick a stalk and thrust the end into a cup of sugar and then chew it. Oh lovely!

Meanwhile here in Sydney, my rhubarb growing is a disaster so far. But this year, it’s all going to be different… isn’t it? Hope so. Anyway, I love stewed rhubarb. But all too often I have stewed it into a mushy mess.

This time I did it in the Thermomix using a lower temperature and shorter cooking time. I adapted the recipe from one at Taste.

thermomix stewed rhubarb and ginger

Thermomix Stewed Rhubarb With Orange and Ginger  


  • 1 bunch rhubarb, trimmed, cut into 4cm lengths
  • 1 orange, rind finely grated, juiced
  • 5cm-piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • 55g (1/4 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar


  1. Pulse ginger and sugar in the Thermomix for a few seconds at speed 8.
  2. Add in all the orange juice and rind, and the rhubarb.
  3. Cook in the Thermomix at 80 degrees C for 8 minutes on speed soft reverse.
  4. Scoff with Greek yoghurt.
  5. Serve it up to the kids!
  6. NB I often use less sugar, I quite like the sharpness of rhubarb and the flavours take the edge of it a bit.

Are you a rhubarb stalker too?

Can you recommend a good rhubarb recipe?


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    1. says: Seana Smith

      There are lovely rhubarb cake recipes too, highly recommended.

      Did you ever make a square hole in an orange, stick a sugar cube in then suck all the juice out through it??

      Those were the days.

  1. says: Aleesha

    Delicious! Thanks so much. I replaced the brown sugar with rice malt syrup and halved the recipe cause I wanted to use the other half of the bunch of rhubarb on some rhubarb and white chocolate biscuits from Donna Hay’s April/May magazine. Do you mind if I write about this on my blog? x

    1. says: Seana Smith

      Hello Aleesha, not at all. Always love a mention and link back if that’s appropriate. Love to share things that work!

    1. says: Seana Smith

      Hello Emma, so sorry, I have no idea. In fact, the weight probably varies from bunch to bunch and shop to shop. If I was picking my own – my Mum used to have a wonderful rhubarb patch – I would be using about five big stalks, or seven or eight mediums or ten small ones.

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